Updated April 07, 2019 by Jeff Newburgh

The 9 Best Upright Freezers

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This wiki has been updated 17 times since it was first published in February of 2015. If you need a bit more capacity for frozen items than your main fridge is capable of supporting, try adding one of these upright freezers to your home or office. We've included a variety of compact and energy-efficient models with adjustable thermostats, removable shelves, and enough room to accommodate anything from frozen pizza to life-saving vaccines. When users buy our independently chosen editorial selections, we may earn commissions to help fund the Wiki. Skip to the best upright freezer on Amazon.

9. Atosa MBF8001

8. Igloo FRF110

7. Midea FR 109

6. EdgeStar CMF151L

5. Whynter CUF-210SS

4. Frigidaire Spacewise

3. SPT UF-304W

2. Costway Compact

1. Danby Designer

Editor's Notes

April 04, 2019:

Maintained the Danby Designer for its large storage capacity, slender profile, and integrated door shelving. I decided to add the Costway Compact due to its leveling legs and interior control knob for convenient temperature adjustments. Like several of the other models available, its flush back makes it easy to push against a wall or set up in tight corners as well. Both the SPT UF-304W and EdgeStar CMF151L feature integrated security locks, the latter of which is designed to store medical items such as vaccines and medicines. While you wouldn't immediately think of a freezer in a medical capacity, such an appliance will definitely come in handy in a laboratory setting. I also decided to include the Frigidaire Spacewise, thanks to its modern conveniences that include interior LED lighting and color-coded basket clips, which make it easy to organize one's frozen foodstuffs. The fact that its thick walls keep items frozen for up to 2 days following a power outage makes it a great option for use in locations that experience major storms and hurricanes. Also kept the Whynter CUF-210SS for its removable shelves and ability to accommodate both large and bulky items. Finally, I wanted to include something professional-grade, so I decided to add the Atosa MBF8001 due to its built-in casters and top-mounted compressor. I used information from this source to help with the description: http://www.atosausa.com/manuals/ATSA-MBF8001_Instructions.pdf.


Jeff Newburgh
Last updated on April 07, 2019 by Jeff Newburgh

Jeff is a dedicated writer and communications professional from San Francisco with a bachelor of arts in anthropology from UC Berkeley. He began his career in computer consulting and later branched out into customer service. Jeff focuses on making complex topics easy to understand. With over 10 years' experience in research, his relentless curiosity fuels a love of writing and learning how things work, and has helped to build expertise in categories such as heavy-duty power tools and computer equipment. Jeff's passion for animals affords him a strong understanding of pet products, including dog houses, beds, and grain-free foods. When he's not writing, he prefers spending time with his family and three dogs, while kicking back and relaxing with a nice glass of red wine.


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